What's On

Saturday 4 June, 2pm, free of charge

Launch of the Ennis Street Arts Festival 2016

5th class pupils from Knockanean NS will perform the work they have composed specially for the centenary commemoration, called A Soundscape of Easter Monday 1916.

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 June,

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival

in Killaloe, Co. Clare

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival is back with three music filled days over the weekend of the 10th, 11th and 12th June 2016.

Music is a form of expression. Be it a simple tune, a basic rhythm or an elaborate phrase, music is the language of choice for the composer as well as the performing musician. And as with spoken language our expression through music has changed dramatically over the centuries. 

The 4th Killaloe Chamber Music Festival wants to highlight this transformation of musical style by taking you, the audience, on a journey through time. Beginning in the Baroque period of the mid 17th century we will revisit the Classical greats Mozart and Beethoven, eventually arriving at the Romantic age. The language of today will feature in each of our 6 concerts with music from the US, Japan and Estonia, works by Irish composer Ian Wilson as well as Hollywood giant Ennio Morricone. We will experience the ever changing musical textures from the sounds of the harpsichord, recorder and gut strings through to the accordion and marimba. On Sunday a lecture by musicologist Michael Murphy provides an easy to understand guide to style in music while talented local children will play their hearts out.

For full information, directions & venues, please visit www.killaloemusicfestival.com


Friday 10th of June, 8pm @ St. Flannan's Cathedral:
Antonio Vivaldi La Follia RV 63
(Liv Heym baroque vln, Laoise O'Birne rec, Aoife Nic Athlaoich vc, David Adams harps)

Ian Wilson "Bewitched"
(Deirdre Moynihan sop, Kenneth Rice, Diane Daly vlns, Joachim vla, Malachy Robinson dblbass)

Georg Frierich Telemann  Trio Sonata TWV 42:a4 in a minor
(Liv Heym baroque vln, Laoise O'Brien rec, Aoife Nic Athlaoich vc, David Adams harps)

Joahnn Jakob Froberger   Toccata D minor FbWV 102
(David Adams  organ)

Johann Jakob Froberger   Lamentation faite sur la mort très douloureuse de Sa Mafesté Impériale, Ferdinand le troisième, An. 1657
(David Adams  harpsichord)

Antonio Vivaldi Cantata RV 680
(Deirdre Moynihan sop, Liv Heym baroque vln, Aoife Nic Athlaoich vc, David Adams harps)

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Saturday 11th of June, 11am @ Woodbrother's Café:
Emerging Artists Platform

Alex Petcu Colan. Percussion
Maeve O'Hara. Percussion

works by J.S. Bach, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, Claude Debussy, MAtthias Schmitt, David Friedman and more.

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Saturday 11th of June, 8pm @ St. Flannan's Cathedral:

Franz Schubert  String Trio D 471
Diane Daly vln, Cian O'Duill vla, Aoife Nic Athlaoich vc

Ryohei Hirose  Meditation
(Laoise O'Brien recorder)

Wolfgang A. Mozart  Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525
(Liv Heym, Diane Daly vlns, Joachim Roewer vla, Aoife Nic Athlaoich vc, M.Robinson dbass)

Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Trio op.97. "Archduke"
(Katherine Hunka vln, Marie Bitlloch vc, Finghin Collins pno)

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Saturday 11th of June, 10.30pm @ St. Flannan's Cathedral:
Far Flung

Katherine Hunka vln, Malachy Robinson dblbass, Dermot Dunne acc

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Sunday 12th of June, 8pm @ St. Flannan's Cathedral:

Sergei Rachmaninoff.  2 pieces for cello and piano op.2
(Marie Bitlloch vc, Finghin Collins pno)

Frederic Chopin.  3 Mazurkas op.63
(Finghin Collins. pno)

Robert Schumann.  Waldszenen op.82
(Finghin Collins. pno)

Lepo Sumera.  Quasi Improvisata
(Marie Bitlloch vc, Dermot Dunne acc)

Max Bruch.  Octet for strings
(Katherine Hunka, Liv Heym, Diane Daly, Kenneth Rice vlns, Joachim Roewer, Cian O'Duill vlas, Marie Bittloch vc, Malachy Robinson dbLbass)

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Ticket information:

  • 8pm Concert: €25
  • 11am Coffee concert: €10
  • 10.30pm Candlelight concert: €10
  • Festival ticket: €75 (from box office or online here)
  • School children & students: €5 (only available on the door)

Please note that glór will sell tickets until 3pm on Friday 10th June.  All tickets may be collected & purchased on the door of the event thereafter.

Wednesday 29 June - Saturday 2 July,

Merriman Summer School 2016

Gallant Allies in Europe

The theme of the 2016 Merriman Summer School, which is being held earlier this year, is ‘Gallant Allies in Europe’.
Lectures, talks, discussions will centre on Ireland’s relations with the British Empire and continental Europe in 1916 and with the United Kingdom and the European Union 100 years after the Easter Rising.

The 2016 Merriman Summer School takes place just as the implications of the result of the United Kingdom’s in/out referendum on European Union membership are becoming apparent.

This Summer School is being organised in partnership with the European Parliament’s Irish Office and is also part of County Clare’s Community Initiative contribution to the Centenary Programme in commemoration of the Easter Rising, Éire 1916-2016, along with the national Irish language strand, ‘An Teanga Bheo’.

Full details of the programme will be available on Facebook (Merriman Summer School 2016)  and on merriman.ie.

Wednesday 6 July, 12pm - 1.30pm,
Thursday 7 July, 3.30pm - 5pm, €10

Contemporary Dance Workshop with SAPP from Budapest

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2016

Suitable for Ages 13+

Street Art Project Performances is a young Hungarian contemporary dance start-up, performing theatrical dance pieces. These workshops will be an introduction to dance performance and how it can be integrated in public spaces. With classical ballet and contemporary dance skills you will learn how to bring art to people's everyday life.

Thursday 7 July, 11am - 12.30pm, €10

Drawing Workshops with Aidan Courtney

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2016

Suitable for ages 5+

Aidan Courtney delivers a bee themed illustration workshop where children will learn how to draw the Queen Bee, her workers, a bee keeper and many other fun bee related things. This will all be step by step drawing for kids. Parents  are welcome to accompany their children if they wish.

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 July, 12pm & 2pm, €10/€8 conc./€30 Family of 4

WiLd by Evan Placey

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2016

Ennis Street Arts Festival in association with glór
Presented by tutti frutti

WiLd! tells the story of 10-year-old Billy, who has been diagnosed with the condition ADHD and brilliantly captures Billy's world from his funny, quirky distracted view of the world.
Billy lives with his Mum while his Dad and elder brother no longer live at home. Billy decides to look after the bee hive that belonged to his Dad, trying to stop the bees from swarming and hoping his Dad will recognise that he has done a good thing - perhaps this might persuade Dad to return?

Suitable for Ages 8+│Duration 60 Mins

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 July, 11am - 3.30pm, €25

Introduction to Clare Youth Theatre - Devising, Acting, Music Movement and Fun

at the Clare Museum as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2016

For ages 12 to 18.
Open to any young person in (or entering into) secondary school in September 2016.

If you are interested in all aspects of acting this is the course for you.  We will explore how we use our bodies, voice and imaginations to bring a character to life.

There will be lots of theatre games, improvisation and creating your own character techniques as we become acquainted with the actors’ world.

The workshops will be facilitated by Clare Youth Theatre Leaders Clare Townsend and Eleanor Feeley.

  • No experience is necessary.
  • Bring plenty of drinks!
  • Bring snacks and/or packed lunch
  • Wear comfortable clothes / shoes
  • Places are limited. Early booking advised

*Please note that the participants are unsupervised at lunchtime

Monday 18 - Friday 22 July, 10am - 1pm daily, €75/€140 for 2 siblings

Imagine This! Drama Programme

Suitable for ages 6 to 9

‘Imagine This!’ Drama Programme is a week-long summer programme offering a variety of drama experiences in a fun and participative environment.  Facilitated by Majella Perry, (BA Theatre, Utrecht) ’Imagine This!’ aims to nurture and encourage young people’s creativity and artistic expression.  Majella works collaboratively with children, to explore the magic of imagination and to expand their creative potential.

• Improvisation, devising drama scenes and storylines;
• Role-play & creating characters;
• Drama exercises & drama games, sensory work;
• Mime, movement, rhythm & percussion;
• Showcase of work on the final day

What can drama Offer?
• Development of imagination & creative awareness
• Increase in communication skills & self confidence
• Outlet for self expression & individuality
• Improve acting/performance skills and ability
• Opportunity to work creatively in groups